By Gerald Gomes –
U.S. Senior District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel on Thursday sentenced Juan Liberato, a/k/a “King Prodigy,” 37, to 21 months in prison and three years of supervised release.
Liberato was Indicted by a federal grand jury in December 2019 along with 62 leaders, members and associates of the Latin Kings for racketeering conspiracy, drug conspiracy and firearms charges. On October 14, 2021, Liberato pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity
While Liberato was the Inca, or leader of the Latin Kings in Massachusetts he attended various meetings that were recorded by cooperating witnesses where the business and affairs of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings) were discussed and decisions were made concerning the operations of the gang.
On one occasion, Liberato was recorded in attendance at a series of leadership meetings where crimes were being committed by the Latin Kings, including drug deals and violence, were discussed. These violent acts discussed on recordings included the conspiracy to shoot a codefendant, Angel Roldan, a/k/a “King Big A”, and the violent “termination” or beatings of other members for violating the rules of the Latin Kings.